Upfronts: On FOX, What’s Old is New Again


FOX’s fall TV slate has more original programming than ever in the network’s history, with three new comedies, six dramas, two event series, and two reality series. Reboots and remakes are aplenty, so get ready for some familiar stories with fresh faces.

FOX Fall TV Lineup

New Again Shows

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Get ready to do the time warp with the the cult classic remake starring Victoria Justice, Adam Lambert, and Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-furter.


A modern take on the classic thriller, with two priests taking on one family’s demon possession. Starring Geena Davis.

Lethal Weapon

Based on the buddy cop film franchise, reckless Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and straight-laced Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans, Sr.) team up as LA beat cops.

24: Legacy (mid-season)

A 24 spin-off with a new cast and returning producing team, including Kiefer Sutherland as an executive producer. The countdown is on as a military hero (Corey Hawkins) tries to stop a terrorist attack on America.

Prison Break (mid-season)

Sarah Wayne Callies, Dominic Purcell, and Wentworth Miller reprise their roles as they find Michael (Miller), previously believed to be dead, in a Yemen prison and plan a prison break bigger and more dangerous than ever before.

New New Shows

Shots Fired (Event series)

An investigation is launched after a black officer shoots and kills an unarmed white man. A timely topic and with big names attached, including Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hunt, Sanaa Lathan, Stephen Moyer, and Stephan James.

Son of Zorn

A live action/animated hybrid with an animated He-Man lookalike warrior, Zorn, defender of Zephyria, who returns to the OC to eat some hot pockets, get an office job, and reconnect with his live-action ex-wife and son (the titular Alangulon).

Making History (mid-season)

Two friends (Adam Pally and Chris Parish) travel to the 1700s via a duffel bag time machine, use current day pop culture references as words of wisdom, and possibly change the course of the American Revolution. Leighton Meester is Paul Revere’s daughter and Pally’s 1775 girlfriend.

The Mick (mid-season)

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson stars as a woman who tries to hustle some money out of her estranged sister and rich brother-in-law, only to get stuck babysitting her rich, bratty niece and nephews when the couple gets arrested by the Feds.

Star (mid-season)

Empire creator Lee Daniels launches another musical series about a foster kid and her sister who start a girl group in pursuit of stardom in Atlanta. Lenny Kravitz and Queen Latifah bring some musical cred to the cast.

Pitch (mid-season)

A young pitcher becomes the first female Major League Baseball player and must prove her talent to her team, the league, and herself.

APB (mid-season)

Justin Kirk is a billionaire who privatizes Chicago’s 13th police district to track down his best friend’s murderer. He outfits the division with state-of-the-art technology, which backfires.


Freshman comedies Grandfathered, The Grindr, Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, and Bordertown all got the ax.

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